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Brahmi Memory Herb Plant Cuttings Bacopa Monnieri
One small handful of rooted cuttings, about an ounce or 28grams, ready to plant on arrival at your place!
I will send them nice and moist, with a little paper towel, inside a large baggie, inside a large bubble mailer, sent standard post.
This method of postage has worked great in the past and I have successfully sent to USA, UK, Iraq, Malaysia, Poland, Japan and a dozen other countries I can’t think of at the moment, sometimes taking nine weeks or more for arrival! This stuff is super hardy.
Please note, if delivery takes more than a couple weeks it will stink once opened up on arrival due to gas build up. This is normal and to be expected. Remember that slimy lettuce at the back of the fridge you forgot about…
Same deal with this fella.
Just wash it well, removing the dead or rotten bits, and plant it as per normal.
You shouldn’t have any dramas.
Grow it in a pot as per any other plant, on arrival just shove it into potting mix or even better some nice soil, and keep it really moist.
I used to grow it in pots sitting in dishes of water, then later on I started using larger pots sitting in the “kiddies pools” that I grow the “Floating waterweeds” in.
Just recently I came up with the idea of using polystyrene boxes of soil sitting on an old wooden pallet. The pallet has a couple drums strapped to it and the raft floats in the dam for the ducks to nest on.
Works great, and means I never have to water it, and the kangaroos and bettongs can’t eat it! The raft is on a rope so I just pull it in to harvest or see what the ducks are up to.
I highly recommend it, and will be trialing a few water plants this way in the coming year.
Anyway, on to the plant. It is really worth having with over 3000years of traditional usage in India as a memory enhancing herb and mild kidney tonic.
Also has historical use in a number of other countries as a treatment for bronchitis, coughs, asthma, arthritis, allergies, rheumatism, inflammatory conditions, fluid retention, backache, chronic skin conditions, high cholesterol levels, constipation, hair loss, boils, ulcers, fevers, digestive problems, epileptic fits, depression including post natal depression, diarrhea, impotence, premature ejaculation, irritable bowel syndrome, frigidity, irregular menstruation, mental and physical fatigue, exhaustion, restlessness, insomnia and over active mind, mental deterioration of the elderly, forgetfulness, confused and cloudy thoughts, anxiety, ADD, stress, hysteria, nervous breakdown, insanity and to improve circulation, strengthen capillaries and stimulate hair, skin and nail growth.
That’s quite a list!
Also highly valued by students worldwide, especially in the last few years with the boom in “Nootropics” for improving mental clarity, confidence, intelligence, concentration and memory recall.
Literally hundreds of Brahmi based herbal supplements and tablets have been marketed for super learning, for memory and as a brain tonic.
Two independent naturally forming chemicals have been isolated from the FRESH herb (note I said fresh, the data on dried powdered or processed in not conclusive in my humble opinion….)
The first is “Bacoside A” which assists in the release of nitric oxide allowing relaxation of the aorta and veins and blood to flow more smoothly through the body and aids circulation.
The second is “Bacoside B”. It is a very high protein herb, valued for nourishing nerve cells in the brain.
There is also the very high levels of “Nitric Oxide” which was called the “Marvel of the decade in May 1996 by the Royal Society of British Science!
They explained in great detail that the nitric oxide in Brahmi has an extremely positive effect on learning and memory recall, as well as on blood circulation and the function of the liver, lungs and kidneys.
Research is also being done on the use of nitric oxide to treat stroke and Alzheimer’s sufferers!
In 1998 the Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded to three pharmacologists for their discovery that nitric oxide, in its natural form (not that powdered rubbish in the pills!), has powerful potential as a messenger molecule in the body.
Another recent scientific study showed that Brahmi has very potent antioxidant properties, which is why it was also revered in India for strengthening the immune system, improving vitality and performance and promoting longevity. The task of antioxidants in the body is to mop up free radical molecules. A free radical is an unstable chemical fragment, which can cause havoc by damaging DNA, corroding cell membranes and destroying cells.
For all these reasons, Brahmi can help support and improve all aspects of mental function, including comprehension, memory and ready recall, by enhancing the crucial co-ordination of these three aspects of mental function.
Now while I am making NO CLAIMS about its effectiveness with you, its proven health benefits in GENERAL, are quite astounding…..
Awesome stuff, easy to grow, tastes great, and is super healthy as well!
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems no nasties, no problems!!!